Thursday, 13 June 2019

The cockpit seat / lockers now having the vent for the fridge fitted and the door catch and finger pull fitting fitted and given its last but one coat of satin varnish.

Door catch and finger pull fitted and glued in position 

The fridge vent fitted to finish this lockeroff 

The lockers rubbed down and given a coat of satin varnish to finish off the varnish work and when fitted in the cockpit of the Hardy 25 will be given their final coat of stain varnish.

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Fitting the chain plates into the hull of the Morgan Giles and starting to Gelshield the bottom

Having cut the slots in the deck to fit the tops of the chain plates through the deck it is now time to bolt the plates to the side of the hull before glassing them in position once the tops are finished off and the toe rails are finally fitted down 

All bolted through and down and now time to fit the toe rails over the chain plates coming out through the deck

The first coat of Gelshield applied and now the filler being applied  to the starboard side 

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

The Hardy 25 windows now sealed and trimmed

The windows are now sealed and the inserts fitted 

The port sides done 

Then the front and finally the 

Starboard side

All done and the boat can now be washed down 

The cockpit locker/ seats now made and trimmed and the start of the chain plates being dry fitted

The cockpit lockers / seats now finished with all the edges trimmed and covered with teak edging tape and ready to varnish

The first of the lockers/ seats varnished with its first coat of thinned varnish, just five more to go 

The fridge locker all varnished with its first coat of thinned varnish,just has to have the top and bottom vent holes to cut so when the fridge is working there is a flow of air over the cooling plates on the back of the fridge unit 

The port side locker being varnished before cutting out the doorway

The tops being varnished before fitting them down when the lockers are fitted in the boat cockpit

Starting to fit the new chainplates into the new position on the hull of the boat and through the deck of the boat.

Monday, 10 June 2019

The Hardy 25 cockpit seats being glued together and then edged trimmed

The fridge locker /helmsman seat being glued together and then it will be edged trimmed and then the fridge will be fitted once they are installed in the cockpit and wired up to the 12 volt and shore power on the hardy 25

The co-pilot seat being glued together as well and then the door will be cut in it and then a shelf will be fitted in it 

The Morgan Giles 30 getting its first coat of Gelshield Treatment

Starting to  roller and brush on the first coat of Green Gelshield

The starboard side coated up apart from the areas which need re-glassing the old skin fittings which are going to be drilled in different place when the interior is re-designed 

The port side painted half way 

The last part to be painted 

The bottom now coated up and now as to cured and then the epoxy filler can be applied and the its then time to sand the filler flat and give the bottom a smooth finish once again.

Thursday, 6 June 2019

Starting to remove all the deck fittings on the latest Finesse 24 in for a new deck

First job to get the Rubbing strakes off the top plank 

Final got to the end of the rubbing strakes 

The stanchion bases and their wedges and the Genoa tracks 

The pushpit and pulpit and the Mainsheet horse 

Now it is the turn of the U-Bolts in the deck 

The quadrants off and then we will be ready to get the deck off 

Wednesday, 5 June 2019

Another Finesse 24 in for a new deck and top plank repairs and another old Westerly 25 in for a few general repairs

The next Finesse 24 in for a new deck just being off loaded to start on the deck removal

This deck as not been off since it was build as seen by the old sealant left on the rubbing strakes and the top of the hull planking 

First area of rot, now after doing a couple of Finesses's it appears to be an area which is to rot

The extent of the rot appears to be the deck the plank and the back face of the gunwale 

An old Westerly 25 in for a few general repairs before going back on the water for the season  

Thursday, 30 May 2019

The new rope fender on single highhandedly as it was when they were put on in Hardy Marine

The first thing you have o do is run lengths of 4 mm light line to 2 ft lengths and put them through the lacing eyes on the hull 

Then put them through the centre of the rope fender and tie them off 

The tension up the rope fender around the transom 

Then tie off the ends with more light line and the job is finished apart of cutting off the ends of the lines and sealing them off

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

One of the reasons for the windows leaking and the new perspex windows and rubber surrounds being fitted.

The windows and rubber surrounds that were removed leaked was because they were only sealed along the top edge. As seen in the first three photos. This is not the way they came out of Hardy Marine as the colour of the sealant is wrong, as it was black sealant that was put in the windows.

The last three windows fitted and now needs the sealant and insert fitted to finish the job off and ensure the windows are sealed.